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SNL Adds A New Cast Member: Sasheer Zamata

posted by Nell Minow

Saturday Night Live has added Sasheer Zamata to the cast.   She graduated from the University of Virginia and has performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.   SNL producer Lorne Michaels has been criticized for the lack of diversity in the cast and has recently been auditioning several women of color.  The recent episode hosted by Kerry Washington spoofed SNL’s failure to have a black woman in the cast since Maya Rudolph left five years ago by having Washington keep running off stage to play several different roles.  Sasheer Zamata looks like a terrific addition to the cast and I hope the audition process produced several other candidates we will see later on.

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